Harold Granville Grenfell

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Captain Harold Granville Grenfell, R.N., Retired (11 January, 1870 – ) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in Rugby, the son of A. D. Graham, Esq..

Grenfell was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in January, 1890.

By 1892, Grenfell was noted as being conversant to some degree in French and Spanish.

Grenfell was promoted to the rank of Commander in June, 1904.

By 1909, Grenfell had also gained some command of Russian, Italian and Portuguese.


Grenfell was placed on the Retired List on account of age with the rank of Captain on 11 January, 1920.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Arthur Barry
Captain of H.M.S. Grasshopper
10 Apr, 1902[1] – 13 Jan, 1903
Succeeded by
Samuel M. Agnew
Preceded by
Charles H. Umfreville
Captain of H.M.S. Curlew
13 Jan, 1903[2] – 30 Jun, 1904
Succeeded by
Edgar R. Morant
Preceded by
Captain of H.M.S. Waveney
14 Jul, 1904 – Aug, 1904[Inference]
Succeeded by
Reginald Y. Tyrwhitt
Preceded by
William G. Howard
Captain of H.M.S. Cherwell
2 Oct, 1905[3] – 20 Nov, 1906
Succeeded by
William F. Benwell
Preceded by
Aubrey C. H. Smith
Royal Navy Naval Attaché at St. Petersburg
1 Apr, 1912[4] – Oct, 1917
Succeeded by
Francis A. N. Cromie
as Royal Navy Naval Attaché at Petrograd


  1. The Navy List. (May, 1902). p. 262.
  2. The Navy List. (May, 1903). p. 246.
  3. The Navy List. (June, 1906). p. 294.
  4. The Navy List. (January, 1918). p. 1817.